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Birth Defects Caused by Antidepressants

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Antidepressants, particularly SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), may be associated with birth defects when women take these drugs during pregnancy. Taking antidepressants during the third trimester in particular may increase the risk of birth defects caused by these drugs, ranging from life-threatening lung disorders to cleft lip. At the Onder Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping families with drug litigation related to antidepressants. We can handle cases of this kind related to Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Sybyax and many others.

A St. Louis drug litigation attorney at our law firm can offer you helpful information if you took an antidepressant while pregnant and your child was born with a birth defect. We handle cases of this kind throughout the U.S. and offer a free initial consultation to help you get started. These may be highly technical due to their relation to medicine and prescription drugs, but we frequently work with expert witnesses in these specific fields to conduct investigations and present compelling evidence on to support our clients' cases. We have a website devoted entirely to this important subject.

Antidepressants/Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Birth Defects

There are various types of birth defects that may be linked to antidepressants/SSRIs. Our team is currently taking on cases related to various types of defects, including:

  • Autism
  • Abdominal birth defects
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
  • Clubfoot
  • Heart defects
  • Skull/cranial defects
  • Cleft lip
  • Limb defects
  • Premature delivery
  • Stillbirth

Some of these conditions are life-threatening or may require a lifetime of medical care. By helping families hold pharmaceutical companies and medical providers accountable, our team is dedicated to helping them properly care for their children by ensuring they have the means to provide for the best medical care. We are familiar with the various studies conducted by various groups and the warnings and safety alerts issued by Food and Drug Administration through the years. We know what it takes to prove that the manufacturer should be held accountable for a dangerous drug. We can also recognize cases where a doctor improperly prescribed an antidepressant to a pregnant patient or failed to properly monitor a pregnant patient.

To learn more about birth defects and how they may be associated with antidepressants, do not hesitate to call our offices to schedule your confidential consultation. With our experience in this field and our considerable resources, we are ready to fight for you and your child.

To discuss a case related to an antidepressant/SSRI and a birth defect, contact a St. Louis drug injury lawyer at our firm.

If you want to know more, please visit our antidepressant/SSRI website.

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